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SqlDataReader.GetSqlXml Method

Gets the value of the specified column as an XML value.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlClient
Assembly: System.Data (in

public virtual SqlXml GetSqlXml (
	int i
public SqlXml GetSqlXml (
	int i
public function GetSqlXml (
	i : int
) : SqlXml
Not applicable.



The zero-based column ordinal.

Return Value

A SqlXml value that contains the XML stored within the corresponding field.

Exception typeCondition


The index passed was outside the range of 0 to FieldCount - 1


An attempt was made to read or access columns in a closed SqlDataReader.


The retrieved data is not compatible with the SqlXml type.

No conversions are performed; therefore, the data retrieved must already be an XML value.

Call IsDBNull to check for null values before calling this method.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0